Monday, August 17, 2015

Ranil is to take oaths as PM later today

Ranil is to take oaths as PM later today 


COLOMBO Media reports,United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths today as the new Prime Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena, the UNP said.

UNP member John Amaratunga said that while the final results in the 2015 Parliamentary election have not yet been announced, it has already been confirmed that the UNP will end with the number of seats it requires to form the next Government.

He said that after the Prime Minister takes oaths a decision will be taken on the new Government, which will be a National coalition Government.

Amaratunga said the UNP is expected to end with 105 seats and with the National List seats it will have 115 seats in Parliament.

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has already accepted defeat at the election. UPFA member Udaya Gammanpilla said the UPFA will sit in the opposition and not join the National Government of the UNP. (Colombo Gazette)

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